Stories for September 2006

Picture This: Statue Conservation

September 11, 2006

SAAM conservator Hugh Shockey has been hard at work conserving John Rogers' Taking the Oath and Drawing Rations. The piece, dating from the 1860s, had been touched up many years ago in an undated conservation. The unknown conservator didn't take...

Give Me Park Avenue

September 1, 2006

Georgia O'Keeffe, Manhattan, 1932, oil, 84 3/8 x 48 1/4 in., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation, 1995.3.1 Visitors may be surprised to learn that this glorious cityscape of Manhattan, hanging in our first-floor galleries, is...